On Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 02:54:16PM -0700, David Powell wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 01:30:00PM -0600, Bonnie Corwin wrote:
> > So I think we have cycled back to where we started and where we
> > currently are: two tiers of sponsors with requirements for both tiers.
> > 
> > If we leave the current program alone and don't open it up, how do we
> > address the problem of requests not getting picked up in a reasonable
> > amount of time?
>   Firstly, the pool of eligible tier-2 sponsors is a *lot* larger than
>   our current set of tier-2 sponsors.  One thing to consider is more
>   active recruitment.
>   Secondly, I think the proposal that Mike Kupfer had -- subject to the
>   constraint I placed in the other branch of this conversation -- would
>   work fine.  To be clear, the tier-1/2 "owner" would the primary
>   contact for the contributor, and the tier-3 "intern" would act mostly
>   as an observer and would handle the internal mechanics (building,
>   testing, putting back).  I realize this doesn't offload all the
>   owner's work, but you simply cannot do that and have a system which
>   works.  It should offload *enough* of the work -- the vast majority
>   in most cases -- to encourage greater involvement from the sponsors
>   we do have.


- jonathan

Jonathan Adams, Solaris Kernel Development

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